Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Civil War Love Letters....

Last night was the final meeting of our Civil War Love Letters quilt group. We started meeting in January and in September we lost our fearless leader when she moved to Buffalo, New York. She told us she would get someone to replace her for the last meeting, but by 7:10pm last night we realized that no one was showing up... Oh well. We are adults after all, so we ran our own meeting...which consisted of just show-n-tell.

We had lots of quilts that were finished into tops and one that was already quilted and bound.

I don't have names for all these women, but will comment about the quilts if I can...


Miss Nancy's first two rows.



A FIRST quilt for this lady. She decided to make and donate it to her
daughters fifth grade class.














This one will be hand quilted at some point in the future..





This lady said that although she liked the white, she is going to trim it down so it's not so stark.


This lady is using her 121 blocks to make two wall hangings. One for her and one (below) for her son and his new home...


This is just two rows of his so far. When she went to divide the stacks into two, her stack kept getting bigger and his stayed very small. She realized that she didn't want to give up very many of her blocks, so she is making her's larger and making some duplicate blocks for him.


This is Pat's quilt. She owns two long arm machines so it was quilted and bound..

and this photo shows some of the quilting...

After looking at all the quilts last night I have decided to remove the sashing from the 4 rows I have put together and add cornerstones. Of course it will be awhile til I get back to work on it, but I think I will be happier with it...

Nancy


15 comments:

KatieKate said...

I love this book! I bought it for my mother one birthday (September) and ending up keeping it until Christmas because I got hooked on reading it :)

jenshowme said...

All of the quilts are beautiful--what an experience for the ladies participating.

Anne D said...

Wow they look great. The quilts are huge!!!

Quiet Quilter said...

Lovely Big quilts!

I understand why that lady didn't want to give away any of her blocks for her son's quilt. Nice of her to duplicate some blocks...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

They are all just so beautiful, so much work....

quiltingnana said...

wow your group made some lovely quilts

Joy said...

Oh wow, those quilts are stunning!! I can only imagine the amount of hours that's gone into them.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Diane said...

Oooh, I just love it. I can't say it enough. I think you'd like posts in your sashing - they look great in the quilts shown here.

What is that one woman thinking, giving away the quilt?? She is much more generous than I would be, especially if that were my first quilt.

I'm thinking I may need to have this quilt in my future...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilts!!! Someday mine will be finished, too. I do like the cornerstones and darker sashing. Great work by everyone. Veronica

Becky R said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Those are all lovely quilts!

Love Letters said...

Really good, great pictures Thanks for sharing.

Rosemary Youngs said...

I would just like to say as the author of the Civil War books, your quilts are so beautiful and I was very moved by every single one of them. Thank you so much for sharing, I certainly wish I could have attended that meeting. Happy stitching,
Rosemary Youngs

Miss Nancy said...

Super great pictures!! Everyone's quilt is wonderful. It is most interesting to see how we all did the same quilt and made them all so different. Thank you for the great pictures.

Have a super great sewing day.

Cris A said...

These quilts are just beautiful!!

Melinda Cornish said...

wow! they are beautiful...